Siberian Customs Administration

Customs officers stopped the illegal export of 900,000 rubles at Tolmachevo airport

Published: March 11, 2024 05:08

Officers of the Tolmachevo Airport customs post of Novosibirsk Customs prevented the illegal export of cash during customs control of an airplane flight to Tajikistan.

A 29-year-old Russian citizen to Tajikistan has been arrested by the Novosibirsk Customs

A 29-year-old Russian citizen chose the “green corridor” in the customs control zone before the flight to Khujand. By doing so, he declared that he had no goods and currency subject to customs declaration

Customs officers found more than 1.8 million rubles and 101 U.S. dollars in cash in the airline passenger’s luggage. A service dog named Emma helped identify them.

Customs officials found more than 1.8 million rubles and $101 in cash in the airplane passenger’s luggage

Since cash in the amount exceeding 10 thousand US dollars in equivalent is subject to mandatory written declaration, the amount of illegally transported money amounted to 897.2 thousand rubles

A case of administrative offense was initiated against the man under Article 16.4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (non-declaration of cash by individuals). The illegally transported cash was seized, and the court will make a decision on it

Novosibirsk customs officers have prevented 15 cases of illegal movement of cash in rubles and foreign currency since the beginning of 2024. Air passengers tried to illegally export from Novosibirsk to the countries of near and far abroad more than 2.5 million rubles, 12.2 thousand euros, 7.8 thousand U.S. dollars and 450 Swiss francs

Novosibirsk customs reminds about the need to comply with the rules of movement of goods across the customs border of the EAEU. Detailed information about them can be found on the website of the Federal Customs Service of Russia in the Individuals section at

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